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american overtures. a ruthless to hide his group in iraq reportedly captures the best u.s. military hardware left behind after the invasion sweeping across the country's north in a successful offensive and with baghdad now in its sights. your brain army reportedly drops banned incendiary bombs on the descending east of the country denies those claims while moscow plans to appeal to the un security council and the violence and. carries out the now to jim o. is heard across the e.u. or member states could soon get the right to decide for themselves whether to allow biotech farming and that's despite u.s. pressure on brussels to ramp up global trade.
this is our national life from moscow with. a radical militant group that has been denounced even by al qaida for being too violent is reportedly preparing to take the iraqi capital baghdad fighters from the islamic state in iraq and eleven have already successfully advanced in the north and they have captured the entire province of which you can see here including its regional capital pushing southeast remus took the city to crete although recent local media reports suggest the army managed to drive the jihadist out it starts the government's resorted to asking the u.s. to hit militants with drone strikes argues marine a fortnight explains how that might mean washington engaging against its own military hardware. what we're leaving behind
a sovereign stable and self-reliant iraq two and a half years later the people america left behind are running away fleeing for their lives on hoth a million people have already escaped from iraq's second city mosul off the i.s.i. al forced the army to retreat reports a gunman have also sees a nearby oil refinery town iraq's prime minister calling for a state of emergency after hundreds of gunman took control of strategic parts of the northern city of mosul by wednesday militants had seized the turkish consulate in mussel kidnapping the head of diplomatic mission and two dozen staff members some thirty thousand iraqi soldiers reportedly turned and ran as militants from the islamic state of iraq and syria known as isis moved in unleashing an all out assault on the city they've taken control of hospitals police stations they have taken control of ammunition dumps and weapons stores that the fleeing government
forces of what they've left behind many of the abandoned weapons and military hardware now in the hands of hard line terrorists were imported into iraq from gas where i think you all are aware of the shipments that we've provided that include the delivery of three hundred hellfire missiles millions of rounds of small arms fire thousands of rounds of tank ammunition helicopter fired rockets that iraqi security forces and don't forget about the u.s. supplied humvees here you can see isis insurgents riding and inspecting the vehicles driving them across the border into war torn syria critics call it an unintended consequence of the u.s. war in iraq coming home to roost there weren't any real sizable organized militant groups in iraq until al qaeda of the mesopotamia rose right back to the u.s. invasion to help the army we train them for eight years and that didn't. seemed to
work. bush dismantled the original iraqi army after the us invasion and that's the root of the problem the u.s. war in iraq cost washington close to one trillion dollars in the lives of more than forty five hundred soldiers hundreds of thousands of iraqis have reportedly been killed while the u.s. was looking for w m d's and spreading democracy. the unified and competent iraqi military that was allegedly established has buckled weapons that were made in the usa are now in the hands of america's enemies and the country left to fend for itself in a state of crisis during a point not have our teeth. in the past ten days more than five hundred people have been killed in the wave of violence in iraq and that number is expected to grow as the army has met severe difficulties in fighting the g. hottest let's now take a look at why well firstly the extremists have captured iraq's second largest city and its warehouses giving them cash arms and ammunition and the country's largest
oil refinery area is also at peril of being captured by islamist which could endanger the country's already weak economy and the number of militants is growing as a group is said to have released hundreds of prisoners from jail and some of them have joined the ranks paul islamic state in iraq unleavened organization is exploiting and fueling sectarian tensions in society gathering public support among radicalized sunni muslims and finally another branch of the group operates in restless syria just over the border riding a steady flow of reinforcements to iraq investigative journalist robert perry who's a middle east specialist believes iraq is collapsing and the u.s. should take responsibility. well it suggests that the iraqi military is indicate that it's beginning to collapse but clearly this is a very divided country in terms of the question of stability or instability the u.s. invasion in two thousand and three was the force that shattered this nation and it's
been hard to imagine how it's going to be put back together in any meaningful way since then you had even someone like senator joe biden now the vice president suggesting some years ago that the country should be divided in three you have a sunni section a shiite section and a kurdish section and it seems to be moving in that direction. keep across what's developing in iraq by heading toward a column where you also find expert analysis on the key causes and players in the troubled country. residents of slovyansk in east ukraine were woken overnight to see the sky lit by what they claim were insane nearly bombs dropped on their city and that is a weapon banned by the u.n. a key of denies its use sloviansk and industrial city with a population of over one hundred thousand people has been a focal point of the government's crackdown on dissent and it's been under regular
artillery fire for weeks now forcing residents into basements and bomb shelters local activists say they are struggling to get women and children out of the city schools hospitals and government buildings have been damaged and water and power supplies are faltering ukraine's health ministry says more than two hundred people including nineteen children have been killed in the east since the government began its military operations all together with the army the ukrainian government has been sending the national guard at least as well formed to the backbone of the military assaults there but entire units are now heading back to keep saying they are on paid and have been abandoned by the government. according to official papers we don't exist we're in the allusion it's like we haven't been deployed here we haven't got any ammunition nothing we were sleeping on the ground because we didn't even have camps they just sent us there and forgot
about us and while all the generals and commanders were sitting pretty. guarded by the u.s. they p.c.'s who were sent to fight like cannon fodder's which fish. so to show us we haven't been paid we get around six hundred or so of rubble here two months ago and sit we didn't have any food instead they've been feeding us with promises that it's going to happen tomorrow which we are tired of waiting. moscow plans to submit a draft resolution on ukraine to the un security council the paper calls for a hold to the violence in the east of the country and for a return to the roadmap for settling the conflict agreed to in geneva a month ago the russian foreign minister says the anti-government forces are ready to compromise but it's clear that must take the first step but there is a closer look at the crisis in today's edition of worlds apart here on r.t. international. now i know that you've just returned from ukraine does it feel like
a whole new country compared to the previous times you visited it no i think that would be overstating the fact it is true that there is a great deal of hope among but this is a fresh start but equally people's memories are longer than seven or eight years and for many it's just the same old thing one oligarchy has effectively replaced another. while america wants to feed the world with genetically modified foods the e.u. has its reservations its environment council has just approved giving member state the right to limit or completely ban the production of g.m. crops the move will now need to be given fine. now approval by the european parliament opinions about biotech farming differ among members well britain welcomes the initiative saying it will enable countries that want to grow such crops to get on with it without having to wait for brussels consent france is also
positive but for a very different reason it is strongly opposed to biotech farming now as for germany the country's government really remains split over the issue but as artie's peter all reports while states disagree about the virtues of g.m.o. the public sand cers are firm no countries like germany we've seen a massive outcry against the modified foods people preferring to show its old gun extols like the one behind me now the reasons they've given for this. most notably health reasons people who go up against g.m.o. foods are saying that there's not enough research on the fact the research hasn't even being done one other concern revolves around trade in genetically modified foods at the end of june we're going to see the negotiations on the new transatlantic trade and investment policy really getting into full swing
a t.t. as it's known well its critics say this could allow american companies to pass off g.m.o. food stuffs with adult having to let europeans know they say that they well the standards of food in the united states just fall into the scrunch with days in europe now we have seen bombs in the past just recently bought pools from the united states so they would go to be allowed to be imported into europe so it does seem that when it comes to the general public in europe they've given g.m.o. a resoundingly no. now the greatest concern over genetically modified food is its impact on people's health possible consequences have been actively studied for a long time and research shows that leverage recrop skinned do you harm to a number of internal organs as well as cause cancer allergies and childhood learning disorders but while you're walking up to the danger china has already
taken a much more robust stance as next year chatzky discussed where harvey. seem to be proud of putting their own corn into the market and the reason for that is because the chinese no longer want to buy the american corn in fact if we put it into numbers and we can see that the the sales and the import has dropped significantly this year china already rejected one point five million tons of corn the wall street journal put it into money and said that american trading companies lost more than half a billion dollars already we need to mention that china has been the one of the biggest buyers of american corn over the years five million tons per year and the third largest importer and this year the sales of american corn to china dropped by eighty five percent and this is all over the fact they don't want g.m. food now presumably this is because the public are demanding this is well i mean they are the consumers after all indeed the main reason cited is that the corn has been genetically modified the chinese government revealed it by what we spoke to an
expert from tokyo research on agriculture and he told us that this may be a very very good move for china and chinese consumers actually getting more sophisticated more quality consumers so they're looking for value and for emotional value actually if you buy a strawberry drupal in china and it mimics the fragrance and looks of strobridge or what but there's no strawberry in it and it has no ethical emotional value to the consumer and as you know china rising middle class in china is very conscious of the. wants to buy. it could be a great spin to that we recently heard a statement from the russian prime minister that russia also wants to sort of abstain from buying genetically modified products and it has enough soil and enough capacities and enough capabilities of growing its own natural food so in the north of china where i was i heard an opinion that this may be
a good sort of point in time for russia and china to trade particularly in corn and other grain production as well so when i was made. it will be russian corn in the chinese markets then the. brazilian airport workers strike in the first day of the twenty fourteen football world cup but despite transport woes world cup fever is everywhere and intoxicating as we report in just a few minutes also. what does it mean to be a spy in the twenty first century the cia calls a public conference to defend its ways and means meanwhile activists launch and new whistleblowing to fans campaign. i cannot express take part in her.
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morgan is zero the resale value of georgia bag is zero ga greg is the biggest fraud in the world it's worth nothing. well in just hours from now the first match of the twenty fourteen world cup kicks off starting a four week low balling but hands out hundreds of millions of fans will either be there or tuning in to watch the spectacle the lead up though was and a thing but is it going the government had to contend with near daily protest over the huge cost of hosting the event and even now airport staff to read it in
a row are in a twenty four hour strike playing havoc with transportation spiraling costs have left many brazilians skeptical about holding tournaments at all but as graham phillips found out for diehard fans the game is all that matters. to you should be ok thank you so to children it's time to help you do cause a bit of teams competing in the world cup with the secure job which was fixed in just two games. these hundreds of the children who volunteered to take phones in the opening ceremony and some today as we can see the room don't pretty for the phone book for us so when the rain came crashing down not to disrupt proceedings they continued on the content of that first row so with the flow. of the world cup the twenty twelve cup is to feel famous they would focus on the first in south america for thirty six
years i'm here asking people how they feel about it oh it's so exciting to be here in brazil just to enjoy the both of you know this week with the fans from around the world the to the city so full the full spanish maybe. a. good good kids and how do you feel about this world cup so much thank you to me years ago. you know it was such a. relief to be i was so well. to kickoff in brazil what's the feeling from the fans this is great for. well it all began thursday night when the host brazil take on gratian and somehow a match that's going to be watched as far away as space and this is the crew on board the international space station have been having a kick about some three hundred kilometers overhead u.s. astronauts and their german colleague who's national teams faced each other in
group g. also wish could walk to all the players back on earth the word in german can be translated as super but that's not how one cabbies would rate the smartphone taxi app going by that name and they feel that this compatible is driving away their business on a fair terms are the boy who explains why. it's a species that's rode the british capital for well over a century but is london's iconic black cabs about to become extinct says another beast encroaching on the taxi's turf a smartphone app called. well the up works by tracking your location and showing you the nearest cars available so i'm just booked to newbury my driver all i'm drawn will pick me up in seven minutes.
once i arrive at my destination the app will tell me how much i owe and it will be charged straight to my bank card but london taxi drivers say it's in legal for any vehicle other than a license taxi to be fitted with a meter that can calculate your fat is running the show must follow you is a meter and therefore should be regulated by. the car he's won so if you can people do volunteer for the diary or the form or paid for the cab form or pay for the profit. is forced pay on says competition is healthy the capital's man says the black cap is part of the fabric of the city but there needs to be real technology that can drive as protesting don't want to be in london they're not happy with the capital's transpose authority for allowing the after operate now several thousand of them have gathered in central london and they've
brought traffic to a standstill they should pull it by google goldman sachs and of amazon become police there billionaires dispute over. this kid of the big louise of the brushwork must only reason really london i believe to them this is still a good sky luci the ends up money we work we don't all use all the knowledge and blood comes along was a fool to. that's about though i don't know why you guys are still sceptical but up literature it isn't the first threat to the hockey carriage the fact treat that builds it went bust and was only saved by china's investment it is you know to create sensu a kind of icon of london and it's really good exhausts everyone started around the yellow the first a fair enough but the irony is that by demonstrating against a new smartphone app the beleaguered london taxi has generated some priceless publicists for the very company they say is driving away their custom it. pretty
boy seen in london. and more news on our show home including canada has plans to protect web users from sire buoying has privacy advocates raising the alarm police will be allowed full remote access to any computer or cell phone to intercept information without having to get a warrant also. weapons might be virtual but the effect is very real find out in our tacoma how the line game helped in our zone a woman stop or robbery. finding a balance between transparency and national security that was the stated aim of the cia's first ever public conference and she countered reports now on how the agency is trying to rebuild trust. cia director john brennan was upset with the media was how as he said. the narrative is with regard to the work that the cia is doing all these reports about drone strikes edward snowden's revelations about the u.s.
government trampling on civil liberties all of this is not to john brennan's liking his mission is to restore the public's trust and not only of the barrack i'm probably but also of the public globally foreign governments are becoming embarrassed of their cooperation with the cia because of the bad perceptions that are out there and that worries john brennan to have been dismissed. seems to be skewed. in. the narrative maybe. after nine eleven a lot of trust was put in the cia then as the director said one the other way he obviously did not focus on how the agency managed to squander that trust either by providing flawed intelligence on weapons of mass destruction in iraq or it may be due to the drone operations which reportedly kill more civilians than terrorists or due to how the agency managed to miss the boston marathon bombers even though they
had the warnings john but it was not there to talk specifics journalists were not allowed to ask questions only the participants of the conference and those were scholars georgetown foreign service students intelligence professionals the questions that john brennan received were of very general character and this was the first cia conference on national security by the way they were not allowed to film anybody in the audience the cia has just launched this twitter account and all of this is a result of john brennan deciding to engage in more public appearances to fix the tarnished image of the agency. while the image conscious intelligence community tries to defend its ways and means activists have launched a new campaign to support whistleblowers being hounded by the authorities it's backed by berlin scourged group which provides legal aid to address snowden and r.t. spoke to some of the organizers. the reality of the situation is that we don't live in an ideal world and we need to support people who bring out seriously
uncomfortable truths so we have the reforms in the united states that allow people to tom and talk about real serious abuses of power about fraud waste and abuse we need organizations like courage to be able to support people where the state has fallen short and unfortunately in the united states those united states have really fallen short for edward snowden i think anyone that speaks streets to power whether it's a whistleblower a journalist or a publisher. that those are heroic acts and they should be supported so there are many with supplies that are examples of how the united states treats truth tellers and it is they basically prosecute them and that is what they have done with that with snow you could see it last year when they doubt the president's plane trying to find him so i think that the united states has a long way to go in protecting truth tellers as they should. and now a suicide bombing near a military checkpoint in libya's second largest city benghazi has injured several
people and three soldiers and two civilians are among the wounded it's thought that the troops were targeted for declaring support for a former general who unleashed a military campaign against islamist in may. united states has resumed its drone program in pakistan after suspending it last december to allow talks between the government and the taliban at least sixteen suspected militants have been killed in two air strikes that targeted hideouts in the northern waziristan province the drone attacks come after taliban fighters launched brazen attacks on the country's largest airport in karachi killing dozens. and at least seven people have been killed and twenty five injured in a car bomb explosion in the syrian city of holmes the attack comes just over a week after the country held its presidential election in may syrian government forces regain control of homes once dubbed the capital of the revolution after at deal allowing the withdrawal of rebel fighters trapped under siege. after next it's
a kind of report they stay with us here and here national. in london in one of the caring hearts of one of the capitals of loving liberal e.u. they've implemented a plan to finally get almost people off the streets at night so that they provide these desperate people with the jobs they can at least earn a few pounds and have some human dignity of course not they put down spikes everywhere on the ground so that the hobos have nowhere to sleep yes that is right they're laying down spikes to keep up the homeless just like dragon's teeth keep out tanks now if this happened somewhere in say bangladesh on a bad day i might say well that is their business but all the liberals in the e.u. just constantly cry from their ivory tower to the whole world about how we all need to be tolerant and be taxed to death to help people but as a guy who grew up in
a bad neighborhood i can tell you that liberals never want to live near the people they claim to want to help you know henry ford was one of those guys who said that you should never give anybody any handouts so what he did was give the disabled and the poor a decent paying jobs at his factory so listen up you liberal loony bin if you want to get those evil yucky print for people off the streets just put them to work it will read your city of its homeless problem a lot faster than spikes will but that's just my opinion. is that you i'm a group and i've got a polygamous family i'm looking for a woman who understands me anyway and i want her to share my goal of saving our people from extinction. so i had to found marriage chase and she said why don't you want some change how i can teach her.